The Undergraduate Senate discussed the Constitutional Council’s decision to move forward with a suit that Band and Stanford Health Peer Resource Center (SHPRC) filed to appeal Senate’s decision not to fund their officer salaries.
Over the past few years, a diverse array of student organizations have sought to combat sexual assault on campus. Their initiatives have included workshops, conferences, student groups and collaboration with the administration — all of which tackle different aspects of the issue, including efforts in education and prevention, data transparency and University accountability and adjudication.
Though most students know that the bulk of Senate funds go to student groups, fewer are familiar with the funding machinery behind the programming — and the challenges that come with stretching the dollar across the over 700 registered student organizations.
The 18th Undergraduate Senate underwent a practice round of the new elections system for the ASSU ballot in its second meeting of the new year. The body also discussed resolutions for drinking fountains in Crothers and Florence Moore Hall (FloMo).
The undergraduate and graduate student legislative bodies met in a joint meeting to discuss action on sexual assault, green goods, and student elections.
In their last meeting, the Undergraduate Senate tabled a pilot bill to fund extracurricular program participation for low-income students and student on financial aid. The bill requires a significant ASSU contribution of $35,000, and has been up for debate since last spring with more changes to come.
The 18th Undergraduate Senate approved a bill to commit a maximum of $35,000 to a new program to subsidize student group dues for low-income students, pending a comprehensive fund allocation plan.
The Graduate Student Council considered a variety of items in its meeting on Wednesday.